Psychology | Human Neuropyschology
P657 | 3877 | Stout, J


P657: Graduate Seminar in Human Neuropsychology
Human neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships in
humans with central nervous system damage. This graduate seminar
focuses on building an understanding of how brain processes/neural
systems are thought to implement behavior. This is a single semester
overview, which is built on studies of behavior in patients with
localized and/or diffuse brain damage from injury and disease. More
specifically, we focus on neuroanatomical foundations and functional
mapping of the cerebral cortex with respect to memory, language,
emotion, spatial behavior, attention, and consciousness. Readings
include: Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 5th edition, by Kolb
and Whishaw, along with primary neuropsychology literature from both
historical and current writings. Students have an opportunity to get
more in depth knowledge on a topic within human neuropsychology by
developing a literature review and project proposal as part of the
course requirements. Grades are based on graded activities,
examinations, and the literature review and project proposals.
Recommended preparation for the course includes prior study in
cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and/or in neural science,
however students from all backgrounds are welcome in the course.
Prospective students in this course who are concerned about the
adequacy of prior preparation for the course can contact the
instructor.